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We open the show with a conversation with Amy Muller, director of Marcus Gardley's …AND JESUS MOONWALKS THE MISSISSIPPI at The Cutting Ball Theater in residence at EXIT on Taylor,277 Taylor St., San Francisco. For tickets ($15-30) visit www.cuttingball.com or call 800-838-3006; discounts are available for students and seniors. Lorraine Hansberry Theatre's inaugural season, "Mahalia: A Gospel Musical," by Tom Stolz, directed by Stanley E. Williams, features our guests: Jeanie Tracy as Mahalia Jackson, Charlene Moore, accompanist, and John "Jambi" Borens as Cousin Fred, Blind Francis, Thomas Dorsey, Martin Luther King Jr. and others. LHT is now located at 450 Post Street @ Union Square in downtown San Francisco. Visit www.LHTSF.org or call (415) 474-8800. Closing weekend, Friday, March 5, 8 PM, Saturday, March 6, 2 PM matinee is a Target Family Matinee, all seats are $20. There is a free hot meal served afterwards. There is also an 8 PM performance March 6. Sunday, March 7, 4 PM closes this run. This interview is an extended one; our guests from Alvin Ailey canceled their interview due to rehearsal conflicts. Catch them March 9-14 at UC Berkeley's Zellerbach Hall. I think they are in LA country presently, so if you're in the area....We close with our third conversation with artists, Jimi Evins, Ronnie Prosser, James Reid, Ted Pontiflet, all four men featured artists in the "Art from the Heart: Love of Art," show at Studio 750A 14th St. @ Brush, Oakland, CA 94612. The gallery is open on Weekends & First Friday March 5th 5:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. (510) 853-2122. I did speak to Edward “Kidd” Jordan who is in town with Other Minds 15, Concert Two, 7 PM Panel Discussion, 8 PM concert. Call (415) 292-1233 and visit www.othermindsorg . Kidd is also performing at the Bach Beach House in Half Moon Bay on Sunday afternoon and at Kuumba in Santa Cruz on Monday, March 8, 2010. Listen up for the broadcast later today, along with a conversation with Kamau Amu Patton @ YBCA,PAUSE II.